Sheffield Wednesday: Owls wait on defensive duo

Morgan Fox
Morgan Fox

Defenders Morgan Fox and Tom Lees remain big injury concerns for Sheffield Wednesday as they turn their attentions to a mouth-watering Yorkshire derby with Leeds United.

Left-back Fox (ankle) and centre-back Lees (knee) sat-out Tuesday’s surprise Hillsborough defeat to Brentford.

For our Owls news and opinion on twitter follow here

Fox has yet to take part in training this week and it remains unclear when Lees will next be fit for first-team duty. The former Leeds trainee has not featured since the Owls’ entertaining draw at Bristol City at the end of last month.

Despite a second half onslaught, Wednesday crashed to their first home defeat since November in midweek.

For more news from Hillsborough click here

Boss Carlos Carvalhal acknowledged the team played a “little slow and predictable” in the opening 45 minutes but was encourgaged by their much-improved performance after the restart.

He is backing his players to bounce back when they go to fifth-placed Leeds United on Saturday.

“We will react,” he said. “It will be a tough game but we will be ready for it. We will go there to try and do our best and fight for the three points.”

Follow Dom Howson on twitter